Japanese films in the Berlin lineup
Wed Jan 30 12:00:30 EST 2002
After some rechecking, the mistake seems to be mine.
So, Japanese films in the Berlin Competition this year are:
KT, Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi, and
"the world premiere of Israeli director Amos Kollek's new film, a
----- Original Message -----
From: mark schilling <0934611501 at jcom.home.ne.jp>
To: <KineJapan at lists.acs.ohio-state.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 6:06 PM
Subject: Re: Japanese films in the Berlin lineup
> Thanks to Fujioka-san for the list of Japanese films at Berlin. One
> question -- the Berlinale press page lists "Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi"
> (Spirited Away) as being in the competition. I also heard this directly
> Studio Ghibli last week. Has there been a change?
> Mark Schilling
> schill at gol.com
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Fujioka Asako" <asakof at tkd.att.ne.jp>
> To: <KineJapan at lists.acs.ohio-state.edu>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 7:02 PM
> Subject: Japanese films in the Berlin lineup
> > This is my annual post to Kine Japan plugging New Cinema from Japan.
> > No, it's not a "brand" or a curated program, but just a conveniently
> > ambiguous name.
> > New Cinema from Japan is a loosely organized cooperative that gets
> > several times a year to support the promotion of Japanese films at
> > major international film festivals and markets. For the past five years,
> > staff have set up a booth in the European Film Market during the
> > We are a non-profit organization supported by the Japan Foundation and
> > Tokyo International Film Festival.
> > When we started out, there was a need on the part of Japanese producers
> > logistic support (a lot of it was and still is, language) and simple
> > how to get around festivals and markets. Over the years, we've seen some
> > change for the better. Still, an ideal situation would be for the
> > government to better finance and staff Uni Japan, who could do overseas
> > promotion of Japanese films on a constant and year-round basis. (like
> > in Korea.) New Cinema from Japan volunteers have "day" jobs that they'd
> > to get back to.
> > Here is the Berlin International Film Festival lineup of Japanese films
> > this year, as far as we have researched.
> > For the "films on video" you need to be an accredited industry
> > to enter the Market and come see us at the booth.
> > Fujioka Asako
> > New Asian Currents Coordinator,
> > Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival
> > *******************************************************:
> > NEW CINEMA FROM JAPAN lineup for:
> > Berlin 2002 (6-17 February)
> > @@ IN COMPETITION
> > KT (dir: SAKAMOTO Junji, WP)
> > Korea-Japan co-production. Sakamoto (Face) presents a dramatic
> > of the conspiracy behind the 1973 abduction of now-ROK-President Kim
> > Dae-jung from a Tokyo hotel.
> > @@ IN FORUM
> > Alexei and the Spring (dir: MOTOHASHI Seiichi, IP)
> > Alexei to izumi
> > Documentary photographer Motohashi's sequel to Nadya's Village (Forum
> > about a idyllic Belarus village deserted after the Chernobyl nuclear
> > disaster.
> > Daughter from Yan'an (dir: IKEYA Kaoru, IP)
> > Yan'an no musume
> > Gripping documentary about the wounds left by China's Cultural
> > village girl looks for former Red Guard parents who abandoned her at
> > Projected on High Definition, courtesy NHK.
> > Manzan Benigaki (dir: OGAWA Shinsuke, PENG Xiaolian, IP)
> > Charismatic documentary filmmaker Ogawa's final project about Yamagata
> > persimmon trade is completed by a Chinese female director and friend,
> > years after his death.
> > The Mars Canon (dir: KAZAMA Shiori, IP)
> > Kasei no kanon
> > Female director Kazama (How Old is the River?) plays with the wavering
> > psychology of a young city woman in this light-hearted romance between
> > men and women.
> > Mike Yokohama: A Forest with No Names (dir: AOYAMA Shinji, WP)
> > Hama Mike: Namaeno nai mori
> > Aoyama (EUREKA) tries his hand at the detective genre: the classic story
> > the cool and cynical private investigator Mike (as always, played by
> > Masatoshi). This time, with a new melancholic spin.
> > The Princess Blade (dir: SATO Shinsuke, IP)
> > Shurayuki Hime
> > The meeting of hi-tech action and Asian swordplay set in SF fantasy.
> > talent Shaku Yumiko plays the daughter of a clan of assassins in a
> > drama of filial trust, betrayal, and romance.
> > A Tree of Palme (dir: NAKAMURA Takashi, WP)
> > New anime by animation director of Akira. Wooden robot Palme encounters
> > adventures on a journey to the underground world, where he hopes to be
> > turned into a human being.
> > @@ IN PANORAMA
> > All About Lily Chou-Chou (dir: IWAI Shunji)
> > Lily Chou-Chou no subete
> > Asia's hit-maker Iwai (Love Letter) sensitively conveys the emotions of
> > bullied 15-year-old's retreat into an enigmatic singer's world.
> > cinematography, casting, music, et al.
> > Dark Water (dir: NAKATA Hideo, IP)
> > Honogurai mizuno sokokara
> > Horror film Ring's golden team director Nakata and writer Suzuki Koji
> > back to scare, with the story of Yoshimi and her 5-year-old daughter who
> > live in a dark musty flat with a ceiling that drips water.
> > Go (dir: YUKISADA Isao, EP)
> > Japan's entry for Oscar's foreign language films is about a Zainichi
> > boy with spunk and cool. How does he overcome social and emotional
> > that come with being Korean?
> > God's Children (dir: SHINOMIYA Hiroshi, IP)
> > Kamino kotachi
> > Documentary about people living by the largest dumpsite in the
> > When a massive landslide occurs, 1000 people perish and others lose
> > livelihood as scavengers.
> > A Painful Pair (dir: SAITO Hisashi, IP)
> > Itai futari
> > Saito's third feature about a newly-wed couple who physically feel each
> > other's pain. Pregnancy brings panic, as the husband fears the pain he
> > endure with his wife's delivery.
> > @@ ON VIDEO AT OUR BOOTH
> > Chiyoko: Millennium Actress (dir: KON Satoshi)
> > New animation film from the director of Perfect Blue.
> > Concent (dir: NAKAHARA Shun)
> > Gripping drama of a young urban woman with psychic powers.
> > Jesus Is My Boss (dir: SAITO Koichi)
> > Yakuzas repent and convert to Christianity. Japan-Korea co-production.
> > The Lament of a Lamb (dir: HANADO Junji)
> > Based on a popular comic, a boy finds he comes from a bloodline of
> > vampires.
> > Patlabor Theater Version (TAKAYAMA Fumihiko, ENDO Takuji)
> > Sequel to the world famous animation series. Will Patlabor defeat the
> > monster?
> > A Tender Place (dir: NAGASAKI Shunichi)
> > Important work by solid veteran director. The dark sides of human
> > VISITOR Q (dir: MIIKE Takashi)
> > A hilarious black satire on the family with Miike's trademark potion
> > violence and sex.
> > Wave (dir: OKUHARA Hiroshi)
> > Timeless Melody director's second feature is a low-budget indie made
> > love.
> > @@ OUT OF COMPETITION (not in our catalogue)
> > Spirited Away (dir: MIYAZAKI Hayao)
> > Sen to chihiro no kamikakushi
> > Miyazaki's newest. Blockbuster animation that broke Titanic's record box
> > office returns in Japan last summer.
> > (NOTE)** IP: International premiere WP: World premiere EP: European
> > premiere
> > **********************************************
> > New Cinema from Japan
> > NEW!: 3-2-6 Sekiguchi Bldg. 4F
> > Minami-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062 Japan
> > Tel +81-3-5474-5290 / Fax +81-3-5474-3760
> > Email newcinejp at aol.com
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